10w ago - XSEED Games Localization Lead Ryan Graff announced today alongside a video trailer that Valhalla Knights 3 on PS Vita will be launching this October 15th.
To quote: Hey, everyone. Ryan Graff here, XSEED's newest editor, writer, fetch-quester, and occasional dungeon master.
Ever notice how often JRPG heroes land in jail? It's like a rule; the heroes can mow down any number of guards or soldiers (or monsters, or ancient cosmic horrors), but if anyone ever yells, "You're under arrest!" or "Take them away!" or even just "Freeze!", then the heroes have to drop their weapons and assume the position. Of course, they almost never stay in jail for long.
Usually, someone lets them out, or they find a secret passage, or they overpower their one inept guard, and then it's just a short walk to the box with all their stuff in it, if the guards even took their stuff in the first place. Of course, you couldn't have a whole RPG where the heroes stay in prison... or could you? And if so, what would it be like?
Vita owners can find out on October 15th, when Valhalla Knights 3, a game that takes that question and runs with it, comes out on both retail shelves and PlayStation Store. The whole action-RPG is set in a medieval prison called Carceron, a converted fortress surrounded by war-torn wildlands.
10w ago - Sony's Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN Game Store updates below, which include FIFA 14, Ratchet Gladiator, Lone Survivor and more as follows:
An array of big titles launch this week, with football mammoth FIFA 14 and free-to-play scrapper Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters leading the way. You may also have noticed a special drop yesterday of Lone Survivor, available for PS3 and PSVita.
Those who purchased Ratchet and Clank QForce on PS3 between 30th November 2012 and 21st May 2013 will receive an email containing a voucher to redeem the game at no additional cost.
PS Plus subscribers, what a treat October will be for you. Far Cry 3, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, Street Fighter x Tekken (Vita) and one of my favourites of this gen, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen!
All this and more are into October's line up, available for download today, providing you with a seriously good selection of awesome games to get stuck into.
The Warzone sale and Guitar Hero/DJ Hero sale continue for one more week, so snap up anything you haven't soon! You'll also have a chance to get hold of Splinter Cell Blacklist at a heavily reduced price over the weekend, so keep an eye out for that.
10w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN Game Store updates below, as follows:
Rocksmith 2014 ($59.99)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition is the fastest way to learn guitar*. Plug in any real guitar or bass and join over 1 million people who have learned with the award-winning Rocksmith method. The all-new Rocksmith 2014 Edition is bigger, better, and faster than ever.
Rebuilt from the ground-up, you'll experience vastly improved features, a new look, more flexible and deeper practice tools, new techniques and tunings, over 50 new hit songs, and much more.
PS3 Full Game
FIFA Soccer 14 ($59.99)
Win glory as your favorite player or club across 9 different game modes. The game features over 500 officially licensed clubs, authentic players and kits, 50 real-world tournaments, and gameplay that mirrors real-world football.
Find spaces between defenders utilizing a true 360° Dribbling system and be more creative and dangerous in attack. Live the fantasy of playing as a professional player or manage one of the world's elite clubs in Career Mode.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 Launch Edition ($59.99)
Experience a whole new ball game with KONAMI's PES 2014. The...
10w ago - Today Sony Digital Platforms Community Manager Tempest_Fire announced PSN maintenance scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, 2013.
Below are the details, to quote: Hi everyone, We wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that there is a planned maintenance for PlayStation Network scheduled for Wednesday, September 25th from 9:15AM to 3:15PM Pacific Time (12:15 PM to 6:15 PM Eastern). To clarify, this is a 6 hour maintenance.
If you've signed onto PSN over the past few days, you'll still be able to play online and access apps during this period, but you may receive a maintenance notification when attempting to access the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home, and Account Management as these services will be unavailable. Be sure to sign in now if you wish to access the Network during this maintenance window.
Thanks for your patience during this maintenance timeframe, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
For Europe (via Online Support Coordinator SuperFastZombie), to quote: Hi guys,
There is PSN Maintenance scheduled for Wednesday 25th September from 15:00 until Thursday 26th September 03:00...
11w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements is here with the new PlayStation video game releases for the upcoming week today, as follows:
Soccer and giant robots - a deadly combination. This week will see the launch of some hotly anticipated titles.
FIFA 14 brings a host of new features to the pitch, including realistic ball physics, enhanced teammate intelligence for better decision making, and precision movement. Of course, the Ultimate Team mode returns to give gamers superb control of their customized soccer experience.
But FIFA 14 isn't the only soccer game in town. The long-running Pro Evolution Soccer series continues with Pro Evolution Soccer 14.
PES 14 brings along tremendous improvements and new features to the world of soccer, with TrueBall Tech, upgraded core play, the new Motion Animation Stability System (M.A.S.S.), and even an emotional hook - in-game players will now react mentally to the flow of the game and affect their performance.
If you aren't much of a soccer fan, fear not - you can always take a giant battle mech out for a spin. Armored Core: Verdict Day ushers in tons of new content for Armored Core fans, including 90 new missions, more than 150 customizable unit parts, and improved online matchmaking. Those of you that need just a...